Student Exchange Programmes

The University of Edinburgh is involved in a number of international exchange schemes, details of which can be found on the Exchanges Homepage of the International Office.


Students spending a year abroad are expected to take courses that correspond reasonably closely to the courses they would have taken in Edinburgh, both in terms of content and credit weighting (e.g. 60 European Credit Transfer Scheme points correspond to 120 Edinburgh University points). Because of the difficulty of mapping an overseas mark to an Edinburgh mark, the Senatus has ruled that students will be allocated the appropriate credits for the period spent abroad but that these will be zero-weighted in terms of the final degree classification (unless the period abroad is a requirement of the course). So for students in Informatics who spend their third year abroad, their degree results will be based on their final year marks only. However, in the case of a borderline mark, the Board of Examiners could use the third year transcript to inform its decision.

School of Informatics Exchanges

The School of Informatics encourages students to consider the possibility of spending one year of their undergraduate degree course (typically the third) at a university in another country. Many exchanges are also open to MSc and PhD students students. In this case the student would work with a supervisor at the host institution abroad and on research for their MSc or PhD thesis.

More information about the student exchanges that Informatics takes part in can be found here:

If you have questions about these exchanges, please email email the School Erasmus Coordinator, Aris Efthymiou.

International Exchanges

The University also has exchanges with universities outside Europe (including North America and Asia). The International Office provides more information, including a List of all International Exchanges. Please note that these links are not specific to Informatics. They are open to students from all disciplines and are managed centrally by the University.

Degree Programmes Involving Time Abroad

The School of Informatics also participates in the following programmes, which are not exchanges, but degree programmes with an integrated stay abroad:

To find out more about these programmes, please follow the links or email the people specified on the relevant web pages.

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